SEFEN TENTS OF MEDICINE man, and when It is, it Is supposed to be for the purpose of ridding the tribe of some person whom the medicine-man deems undesirable to the tribal welfare. But the 'throwing of spells' on people is still used more or less extensively among certain tribes of the North-West. Upon the graduation of the young student he becomes the medicine-man's assistant until the latter's death, and then he steps into the medicine- man's shoes and chooses his own successor to train. Often, as youngsters, we used to stand at a dis- tance from the medicine-teepee and listen to the pounding of the big Miteyawin medicine-drum; and we hoped in our breasts that some day the medicine-man would ask our parents to let him have us for his craft. We heard that they 'did queer things in there3. Sometimes we would see a person walking about the camp with one side of his face paralysed and sagging in a swollen heap over the side of his jaw. The under-lid of his eye would be drawn down grotesquelyy and the corner of his mouth would be drooping away down near the edge of his jaw. We would ask our mothers what was the matter with him, and she would tell us that the "medi- cine-man had cast an evil spirit into him'. There were one or two old women in the tribe who could undo the work of the medicine-man.